Category Archives: Elementary School Activities

Drawing a Leader

After thinking about what a leader is, it is important to think about some leaders in your lives. Remember- leaders come in all forms and do not need to have an official title to be a leader. Who are some people who have helped you, set an example for you, or encouraged you? Take this time to draw a picture of someone who is a leader in your life. Afterwards, feel free to tell this person that they are a leader in your eyes!

Students will have 15 minutes to complete this activity. They will then present their drawings to the class and explain why this person is a leader in their eyes.

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Find someone who…

A good team must play to the strengths of the group. Therefore, it is important to have an idea of everyone’s abilities. Each person will have one of these sheets. In order to complete one of the numbers, another person must sign his/her name on your sheet. Be honest about your talents. The first one to have 20 signatures win!

*Note: If your class is smaller than 20 people, some people can sign for more than one number on the sheet.

Find someone who…

Find Someone Who (Younger Student Version)

 

Show and Learn

**assigned leader activity

In this activity, a member of your group will demonstrate and teach the other members of the class how to perform a certain activity or talent that they possess. This gives a chance for students to recognize one another’s talents, because it is important for a group to play to the strengths of the individuals within it. Also, this gives students a chance to explore new activities and practice explaining and getting ideas across in an audible and comprehensive manner. A leader must also possess patience, because not everyone in the group will have the same amount of experience.

In your group, you will have 20 minutes to watch the demonstration and learn an aspect from the person presenting. For example, a dancer can perform a dance and then teach the choreography (or a beginning-level dance) to the class. Have fun and get to know one another’s talents.

A Leader Is… (Creativity Project)

A huge aspect of leadership is thinking “outside the box” and using one’s own strengths to help benefit the task. First, complete the sentence, “A leader is ____” with a word or phrase that you believe is most important in regards to leadership. Next, create your own representation of this sentence in a tangible or non-tangible form (for example: a sculpture, a skit, a song, a poem, a story, artwork made from recycled material, a monologue, etc.)

 

In your group (or individually,) you will have 30 minutes to complete the sentence and create your representation. Be creative and play to your strengths!

Leadership Around School

Leadership is a skill that can be used directly or indirectly in many circumstances. Using the three topics provided, create a short (30 second- 1 minute) skit that shows an example of how leadership could be used in this situation.

1. Finding a song for your band to play at the school talent show

2. Working on a science presentation with a group

3. Planning a trip to the pool with some friends

 

In your groups, you will have 20 minutes to plan out the skits. After time is up, you will present them to the class. Be creative!

Creating Your Own Language

Yes, I bet you’ve thought about doing this before, but now the time has come. It is time for you to create your own language. It can be based off of real languages or completely made up. It is up to you to create certain trends (such as most plural words end with -s), create a name for your language, and translate these 10 words into your new language.

1. Bottle

2. Paper

3. Trust

4. Hippopotamus

5. Statue

6. Love

7. Flower

8. Toy

9. Running

10. Blue

 

In your group, you will have 15 minutes to complete this activity. When time is up, you will share your language and the translations with the class.

Drawing a Forest

You and your friends will get to draw a forest! This includes whatever animals, plants, lakes, waterfalls, and people you would like to include. You will each take turns drawing one thing on the piece of paper and will continue this cycle until each of you has gone twice. Have fun!

 

In your group, you will have 20 minutes to complete this activity. Be sure to show your picture to your friends when you are done!